What are the best beaches in Mumbai?

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Rakhee Ghelani

In Mumbai the beachside is less about sunbathing and more about people watching and tasting the local delicacies.  This is where the locals go to relax in the evening and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.  Some of the best seaside locations in Mumbai include:

Chowpatty Beach
At the end of Marine Drive in South Mumbai, Chowpatty Beach is a great place to feel the carnival atmosphere and watch the sunset.   If you are feeling hungry, head across the road to one of the many ice cream parlours, and cool down with some ice cream made from the freshest fruit or even the spicy tang of paan.

Bandra Bandstand
Further north in the Western suburb of Bandra you can walk along Bandra Bandstand and try and catch a glimpse of some Bollywood celebrities. Even if you miss seeing one in the flesh, you can still find Bollywood royalty here, with the famous Walk of Stars and bronze statues of iconic film identities including Yash Chopra and Shammi Kapoor. Treat yourself to a freshly roasted corn on the cob and watch the young couples courting by the seaside. 

Juhu Beach 
Juhu Beach is where the locals go to unwind in the evening and enjoy the view. Sit yourself down on a free spot on the sand and watch the sun set over the horizon or try out some of the local food. There are plenty of stalls where you can try some of the best street food here, with Pav Bhaji and Pani Puri some of the more popular fare on offer. You can even head to one of the nearby bars and enjoy the oceanside view over a well deserved drink. 

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